The transalpine, fifteenth player in the world, took 73 minutes to beat his opponent who never gave the impression of questioning the superiority of the local player.
Italy added the first point. One more step towards qualifying for the Bologna Finals for Filippo Volandri’s team that distances the South American team, defeated on the opening day against Sweden and that needs wins to maintain its options.
Jannik Sinner, first Italian racket, will enter action for the first time in this group stage in the duel against Francisco Cerúndolo. Afterwards, Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini will play the third game against Máximo González and Horacio Zeballos.